Category Archives: Crime
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 16:25 GMT
The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small.”
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 | 15:54 GMT
Microsoft has responded to yesterday’s report which claimed the rash of compromised Xbox Live accounts lately were due to “brute force” unauthorized access through legitimate channels. In a statement provided to IGN, the firm said there wasn’t any “loophole” allowing the invasions, as the method of attack is “an industry-wide issue.” Microsoft also noted, once again, many accounts are compromised due to malware and phishing scams used to glean user passwords. “Online fraud and identity theft are industry-wide problems, and as such people using any online services should set strong passwords, not share those passwords across multiple services and refrain from sharing any personal details that could leave them vulnerable,” read the statement. “As always, we highly recommend our members follow the Xbox Live Account Security guidance provided [here] to protect your account.”
The firm contends there hasn’t been a security breach within the XBL service.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 16:33 GMT
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 00:37 GMT
Mon, Nov 07, 2011 | 04:26 GMT
French media reports 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 have been stolen in transit, as pre-release copies of the highly anticipated shooter pull massive eBay prices.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 00:30 BST
A French court has ruled in favour of Nintendo in its ongoing legal battle against the sale of flash cards for the DS.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 15:56 BST
Mid-afternoon snacks to go with your cuppa.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 06:20 BST
A British man suspected of stealing a PSP from an injured Malaysian student during the London riots is in police custody.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 03:41 BST
South Korean police have reportedly outed a ring of gold farmers dispatched from North Korea.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 01:27 BST
Police in Johannesburg last week stormed an alleged piracy ring apparently responsible for jailbreaking PlayStation 3 consoles and distributing pirated games.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 | 15:11 BST
In a case which could influence future rulings on piracy and file-sharing, British Telecom has been forced to block access to Newzbin2 due to its “perceived knowledge” of the copyright infringement perpetrated by the file-sharing site.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 20:12 BST
According to various reports, it looks as though EA game forum users have been hacked, as the firm states data from BioWare’s old Neverwinter Nights forums has been compromised.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 15:44 BST
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 | 21:56 BST
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 18:01 BST
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 | 14:08 BST
Epic has sent out emails to those how are registered on its website and forums that they have a new password after the site got hacked.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 | 16:22 BST
The National Police in Spain have arrested three suspected members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, and according to the Spanish Policia Nacional website, one of the people arrested was hosting a server out of their home which supported DDoS attacks on businesses, websites, financial institutions and government agencies around the globe – as well as the website for the PlayStation Store.
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 | 18:02 BST
PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has been talking to a lot of different folks during E3 this year, and the BBC was no exception. According to an interview with the outlet, Hirair said Sony “may never know” what data was stolen by hackers when they breached PSN’s security system.
Sat, May 14, 2011 | 15:26 BST
A report over on Bloomberg states that Amazon cloud servers were used to attack PSN.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 | 14:30 BST
The cyber-security community and its shadowy cousin are abuzz today with rumours that hackers are offering to sell a database of 2.2 million credit card details stolen from Sony’s network.